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A tour bus passes the Royal Ontario Museum on Bloor Street

Attractions

Toronto, Canada attractions offer something for everyone in your group. Step into the wild at the Toronto Zoo, where you can get up close with exotic animals. Elevate your senses at the iconic CN Tower, where panoramic views of the bustling city below await—and for the truly daring, take your adventure to the extreme with the EdgeWalk

And if you’re yearning for a day of non-stop amusement and family fun, Canada's Wonderland is the ultimate destination. Enjoy your favourite vacation pastime, and let Toronto surprise you with additional exciting options.

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An aerial view of the Blue Jays baseball diamond at Rogers Centre with the dome roof open

Sports

Sports fans have plenty to look forward to all year round in Toronto. If you’re a hockey enthusiast, cheer on the Toronto Maple Leafs and Marlies

Love lacrosse? Support the Toronto Rock. Secure courtside tickets for the Toronto Raptors, or enjoy a seat near the dugout at a Toronto Blue Jays game. Rally behind our football, soccer, and rugby teams. And for car racing enthusiasts, check out the Honda Indy Toronto. Toronto offers electrifying game days in top-notch venues, making it a must for every sports lover.

 

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The Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an exciting four-week cultural celebration of Caribbean music, cuisine and revelry. It is the largest cultural event in Canada and the largest outdoor festival in North America.

Festivals & Events

Toronto’s events calendar is always buzzing with excitement. In June, you can join in the Pride celebrations with festivals and parades that spread love and inclusivity. 

August is your chance to immerse yourself in island culture during the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, where the city comes alive with vivid colours and infectious rhythms. Then, in September, the red carpet is rolled out for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), drawing filmmakers and movie lovers. With plenty of weekly events and annual festivals in Toronto, you'll have no shortage of fun things to do.

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Concerts in Toronto

Concerts & Live Music Performances

Find the music that moves you in Toronto. From jazz and indie to Latin rhythms and electronic dance beats, you’ll find every genre there is in Toronto. The city’s music venues are as eclectic as its musical offerings, spanning local bars, vibrant clubs, intimate restaurants and renowned concert venues like the Scotiabank Arena

Whether you want to dance or sing along, you’ll find the perfect spot in Toronto to enjoy tunes from your favourite nationally touring artist or local emerging musician. The list of live music venues and concerts in Toronto is endless!

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A tour bus passes the Royal Ontario Museum on Bloor Street

Museums & Galleries

Art galleries and museums in Toronto provide a rich cultural experience not to be missed. Discover Casa Loma’s historical charm and explore the Royal Ontario Museum’s art and history exhibits and artifacts. Peruse through Islamic art at the Aga Khan Museum and find art that speaks to you at the Art Gallery of Ontario

Whether you’re an art enthusiast, a history buff, or a bit of both, Toronto’s arts and culture institutions provide a diverse array of activities and exhibits to kindle your curiosity and keep you engaged.

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Outside the TIFF Bell Lightbox theatre at night on King Street West

Film Scene 

Explore the inner workings of Toronto’s bustling film industry during your visit. Take part in Hollywood’s glitz and glamour by attending a film festival, like the renowned Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), a gathering of Hollywood stars and filmmakers in September. Venture beyond the festivals to discover famous locales where some of the biggest movies and TV shows were shot. 

Whether you’re a passionate cinephile or looking for a one-of-a-kind experience, Toronto’s film festivals and industry overall promise an experience straight out of a movie.

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A family looks at the tropical fish at Ripley's Aquarium

Family Fun 

Whether you’re young or young at heart, Toronto’s family-friendly attractions provide a fun experience for all. Enjoy the green spaces of Toronto, including High Park, where you can explore scenic trails, gather for a family picnic, and visit zoo animals. Ignite your children’s creativity with engaging activities at the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre or bond over interactive installations at the Art Gallery of Ontario

With an abundance of opportunities for family fun in Toronto, you’ll want to make this city your annual go-to destination for creating lasting memories and experiencing new adventures together.

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Graffiti Alley is a stretch of  back-alley between Spadina and Portland Street full of legalized colourful street art murals

Street Art & Pop-Up Exhibitions

Art in Toronto goes beyond the confines of traditional galleries. If you’re on the hunt for street art, you’re in for a treat! Queen Street West’s famous Graffiti Alley is a must-visit spot, where vibrant murals and striking graffiti adorn the walls. And be sure not to miss Parkdale, a neighbourhood with deep artistic roots and intriguing street art. 

So, whether you’re exploring the city or just taking a leisurely stroll through these creative districts, you’re bound to be captivated by Toronto’s dynamic and ever-evolving street art.

 

Queen Street West Art Crawl

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Famous Buildings & Architecture

Toronto plays host to countless visitors wanting to take part in the excitement of the city, but it’s also home to many famous buildings and captivating architecture.

Begin your tour at The University of Toronto campus and visit Woodsworth College, a Victorian House reimagined with an award-winning glass tower design. The Romanesque Gooderham Building, or Flatiron Building, adds charm to Toronto’s Old Town. Or stroll along the Humber Bay Arch Bridge and admire the native design elements that elevate this architectural waterfront trail. Engage your curiosity and come explore some of the incredible architecture in Toronto.

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